Settle Budapest - revolution (all civics still start at first line, unchanged or supposed?) to second line. 2nd settler settle east, 3rd go to stone 4W of Thessalonikki. 0% research, all tech steal from Venezia or Genoa or Austria. I only researched Divine Rights myself, but Golden Bull already built by uber-mighty Arab. Conquered Beograd, Raguza, Florence, Naples and Palermo, Tunis(to prevent Arab UHV, unneccessary in fact). Was going fine, stole Chivalry from Austria. Built Marco Polo in Budapest, Venezia built Papes in Fiume, Arabia and Cordoba got all other wonders. The biggest mistake I made is vote myself to lead the crusade -- suddenly I DoWed with Arab, Bulgaria, Cordoba, Genoa, and later Austria. And Al-Quds had 225% defense and longbowmen. All crusade army destroyed. And my stability is around unstable to collapsing. Florence and Naples declared indy. Later I vote other guy and bought the crusade to Constantinople - the right strategy. This way we can conquer Bulgaria and all SE Europe. By this time, Mongols came. Bulgaria destroyed. I captured Constantinople but Arab kicked me out. Also Ottoman came, flipped Hadrianpolis (Edirne). Later Edirne became their capital and only city (Arab captured all others). Killed them. Then Arab invented Printing press, I switched, then under Venizia's threat I switched back again, then I collapsed . orz.